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IDOL subpoenas U. S. Steel: Department takes action for workers at Granite City Works

By MELISSA CROCKETT MESKE macmeske@ibjonline.com The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) has issued a subpoena to the United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel) to investigate its compliance with the Illinois Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN). The Illinois WARN Act requires employers with 75 or more full-time employees to give workers and state and…

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Candidates for 2024 primary brave cold for potential ballot advantage

Hundreds of hopefuls aim to claim top spot on ballot By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Monday marked the kickoff for the 2024 election cycle, with hundreds of candidates filing their petitions at the Illinois State Board of Elections. Those in line by 8 a.m. Monday at the ISBE building in Springfield…

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‘Operation Rising Spirit’ encourages letters of support during holidays to Illinois veterans

The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs launches letter-writing campaign to show support to veterans in their care at its five residential homes The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) has launched the 2023 “Operation Rising Spirit,” campaign encouraging service organizations, schools, communities, and individuals to write letters of appreciation and support to veterans residing at…

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Enrollment opens for new session of Edwardsville Citizens Police Academy

  The Edwardsville Police Department once again will offer its Citizens Police Academy, an opportunity for participants to learn firsthand about law enforcement and many of the day-to-day activities of the City’s officers. The academy will be offered over 10 weekly sessions to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays beginning Jan. 18,…

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Complimentary ‘Stay Toasty on Transit’ scarves to be distributed at select Metro Transit Centers on Dec. 8

Partners to also encourage transit riders to register for the Guaranteed Ride Home program, which provides subsidized access to more immediate transportation option if a need arises To help commuters stay toasty on transit – while also spreading a little holiday cheer – Citizens for Modern Transit, Metro Transit, St. Clair County Transit District, the…

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HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Foundation honors Catherine Taylor Yank; gala raises over $130,000

  On Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, over 260 people gathered at the Regency Conference Center in O’Fallon to celebrate HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Foundation’s annual Elizabethan Gala. The event raised over $130,000 for St. Elizabeth’s Hospital surgical services and honored business leader, volunteer and philanthropist Catherine Taylor Yank with the 2023 Elizabethan Award. The traditional fall…

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